On International Women’s Day, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that women government employees in the state will be granted an additional seven days of casual leave (CL) per year. The decision aims to recognize the pivotal role of women in various sectors, including motherhood.
"Women have the most important responsibility of motherhood, while they are contributing equally in every field. So, we have decided to give additional seven days’ CL to all women employees," said Chouhan.
Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan also announced that girl students who pass the Class 10 exam will be given financial literacy lessons. After Class 10, girl students will be given women-oriented financial literacy lessons, the chief minister said. Arrangements will also be made to provide them skill training including training in handloom, embroidery and traditional folk arts, he said. Girl students of technical education institutions will be given 60 to 80 hours of training in digital and financial literacy, English, communication and work readiness.
Women artisans will be provided training in the use of advanced technology in handloom and handicraft through the National Institute of Design (NID) and National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), he said. Girl students of technical education institutions will be given 60 to 80 hours of training in digital and financial literacy, English, communication and work readiness, Chouhan said.
Other States Rules
The Kerala government issued an order in January granting menstrual leave to students in all state-run higher education institutions. The government also lowered the attendance requirement for semester exams for girl students from 75 per cent to 73 per cent. Other countries like the UK, China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Spain, and Zambia have already implemented provisions for menstrual leaves. In Bihar, women government employees have been receiving two days of special menstrual leave per month since 1992.